PARTNERS - Research Partner
BAM (Germany)


The Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) is a technical and scientific senior federal institute under the authority of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Labour. The profile of BAM is characterised by our mission to promote the development of the German economy our function as the national chemical and materials technological institute, our guideline safety and reliability in chemical and materials technologies, our activities:
  • Statutory functions relating to technical safety in the public domain, especially as regards dangerous materials and substances
  • Collaboration in developing statutory regulations, for example on safety standards and threshold values
  • Advising the Federal Government and industry on safety aspects of materials and chemical technology
  • The development and supply of reference materials and methods, in particular for chemical analysis and materials testing
  • Assisting in the development of standards and technical regulations for the evaluation of substances, materials, structures and processes with reference to damage prediction and prevention, environmental protection and preservation of national economic values.
Reasons for participating
BAM are a leading technical and scientific institute in the field of digital radiography. They are particularly strong in the development of the technology for industrial uses and the input into European and world specifications and standards. Their interest is in the development of the technology as a tool to determine the safety and operational performance of materials.

Contribution to project
Their main contribution to the project will be in the area of supporting the development of the digital detector arrays DDA's (WP-B) and input into applications standards for modelling (WP-C) for the target industries and input into developing the validation model (WP-H).

FilmFree is a collaboration between the following organisations: TWI Ltd, CIT Ltd, Balteau NDT SA, Innospexion ApS, OY AJAT Ltd, Advanced Technology Group s.r.o., Isotest Engineering S.r.l., Tecnitest Ingenieros SL, Trueflaw Ltd, Kingston Computer Consultancy Ltd, NDT Consultants Ltd, Technic Control Ltd Co, Industrial Control Machines SA, X-Tek Systems Ltd, Applus RTD, Nexus Engineering Ltd, Airbus UK Ltd, EADS CCR - Groupement d’Interet Economique, Wytwornia Sprzetu Komunikacyjnego PZL – Rzeszow SA, Total France, Rolls Royce plc, Advantica Ltd, DB AG, Helenic Society of Non Destructive Testing, Castings Technology International, Bulgarian Welding Society, Commissariat a l’energie atomiique, Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Technical University of Sofia and Politechnika Szcezinska. The Project is co-ordinated and managed by TWI Ltd. and is partly funded by the EC under the IP SME programme ref: Number NMP2-CT-2005-515746.